Soccer is a popular sport among boys and young men in Saudi Arabia. This is a soccer field in central Jeddah. One thing that I find sad is that women here are not allowed to watch their sons or husbands play any sport. This is due to the severe segregation of the sexes in this country. My impression is that most Saudi women would not be that interested in attending the games or practises anyway and do not care to take a more active role in this manner. I can only think back to my youth when my mom was awarded a trophy by the Little League sponsor of the baseball team all four of my brothers played on – she never missed attending one game in all the years that my brothers played, spanning a period of almost twenty consecutive years. I always thought my name should have been on her trophy too since I always tagged along myself! It was such an important part of my childhood – yet women and girls here are prohibited from taking part.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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